NASA’s 2017 Budget Request is Central to US Global Climate Change Initiative

PART 2: NASA’s programs in Earth science are central to three important Presidential initiatives: the Climate Change Research Initiative, Global Earth Observation, and the Oceans Action Plan. NASA's budget request for 2017 is intrinsically linked to the $2.68-billion Global Change Research Program budget for 2017 ($1.54 billion of NASA’s Earth science research is including, constituting 58 percent of that total).

Biotechnology Working Group of the National Science and Technology Council: Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee Update

The primary agencies that regulate the products of biotechnology—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have: updated the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (Coordinated Framework) by clarifying current roles and responsibilities; developed a long-term strategy to ensure that the Federal regulatory system is equipped to efficiently assess the risks, if any, of the future products of biotechnology; and commissioned an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort.

Forum of Scientific Society Leaders on Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects- December 7, 2016, Registration Required

EPA, FDA, and USDA have commissioned an independent study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products, to support the National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Biotechnology Products. Representatives of more than 12 scientific societies will meet to explore the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report.